For a law firm established in 1725, Furley Page has professional credentials which are second to none within the sector. But there is another side to Furley Page, our dedicated staff are part of the fabric of business and community life in the areas we serve.
Many of Furley Page’s staff work closely with local charities and non-profit making bodies, some on a pro-bono or a reduced fee basis. Staff at its offices in Canterbury, Chatham and Whitstable give up their spare time to act as trustees or governors of schools, sports associations, museums, church groups and other community-based organisations.
The beneficiaries of this pro-bono support include the Kent Autistic Trust, Canterbury Whitstable and Herne Bay Citizens Advice Bureau, Canterbury and District Angling Association, Canterbury Consortium of Almshouses, the Cobbes Meadow Group Riding for the Disabled and Canterbury Food Bank.
Many Furley Page staff are also involved in the Kent Law Clinic, which is a partnership between students, academics and solicitors and barristers in practice. It not only provides a public service for people who need legal advice and representation but cannot afford to pay for it, but it also enhances the education of students in the Kent Law School through direct experience of legal practice.
A member of our Vulnerable Client team runs a Contact the Elderly Group in the Herne Bay area of Kent.
There is a strong ethos of providing real ‘hands-on’ support for good causes and community projects, with staff participating in fundraising bike rides, fun runs, coffee mornings and more. Furley Page also organises its own fundraising events for local charities through Furley Page Foundation.
Charities supported by Furley Page Foundation in the past include Contact the Elderly, Catching Lives and Strode Park Foundation. Furley Page has been a sponsor of the Pilgrims Hospices fund raising events for many years, including its recently launched A Night to Shine fundraising raise walk across East Kent.
The firm sponsors the annual Medway Business Awards and also the best business law student and most improved business law student of the year at the University of Kent.
In 2016 Furley Page became a sponsor of the well known Kent Excellence in Business Awards KEiBA and continues to be a key sponsor.
Good causes supported financially include The Marlowe theatre in Canterbury and the University of Kent lunchtime concert series.
The Furley Page Foundation www.furleypage.co.uk/foundation is a charitable incorporated organisation, Registered Charity number 1163007, which is responsible for managing all social responsibility programmes of Furley Page Solicitors. This includes fundraising for good causes and charities working for the benefit of people in Kent.
The Foundation has a Board of Trustees which is made up of Partners and elected staff representatives. The distribution of grants is decided by the Trustees and every year staff nominate a main charity which is supported by fundraising activities.
By making use of our skills and expertise, our staff try to make a difference to the lives of people in our communities.
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